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NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Resources on the Net

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Most of these will no longer work. This is for historical purposes.

Topics include:
        Major OpenStep/NEXTSTEP World Wide Web Sites
        OpenStep/NEXTSTEP/Rhapsody Related Usenet Newsgroups
        Major OpenStep/NEXTSTEP FTP sites
        NeXTanswers
Major OpenStep/NEXTSTEP World Wide Web Sites
============================================

  The following sites are a sample of the OpenStep related WWW
  sites available. A comprehensive list is available on Stepwise.
  
Stepwise OpenStep/Rhapsody Information Server
  http://www.stepwise.com
      Stepwise has been serving the OpenStep/NEXTSTEP community
      since March 1994.  Some of the many resources on the site
      include: original YellowBox and Rhapsody articles, mailing
      list information, extensive listing of FTP and WWW sites
      related to Rhapsody, OpenStep and NEXTSTEP, OpenStep related
      Frequently Asked Questions.
      
NeXT Software Archives @ Peak.org
  http://www.peak.org/next
  http://www.peak.org/openstep
  http://www.peak.org/rhapsody
      PEAK is the premier NeXTStep/OpenStep FTP site in North
      America.

Peanuts Archive
  http://www.peanuts.org/peanuts/NEXTSTEP
  http://www.peanuts.org/peanuts/OpenStep
  http://www.peanuts.org/peanuts/Rhapsody
  http://www.peanuts.org/peanuts/MacOSX
  http://www.peanuts.org/peanuts/WebObjects
  http://www.peanuts.org/peanuts/GeneralData
        The Peanuts-Archive is the premier site in Europe and
        mirrored in whole or parts all over the world.


Apple Enterprise Software Group 
(formerly NeXT Computer, Inc.)
  http://enterprise.apple.com
  http://enterprise.apple.com/NeXTanswers
      Here is where you'll find the NeXTanswers archive, with
      information on OpenStep installation, drivers and software
      patches.
     
Apple Computer's Mac OS X Server Site
  http://www.apple.com/macosx/
  
Apple Computer's Mac OS X Server Developer Site
  http://developer.apple.com/macosx/server/

Apple Computer's WebObjects Site
  http://www.apple.com/webobjects/

Mac OS X Server Developer Documentation
  http://developer.apple.com/techpubs/macosxserver/macosxserver.html
  
WebObjects Documentation
  http://gemma.apple.com/techinfo/techdocs/enterprise/enterprise.html
  
 

OpenStep/NEXTSTEP/Rhapsody Related Usenet Newsgroups
====================================================

   COMP.SYS.NEXT.ADVOCACY
  
      This is the "why NEXTSTEP is better (or worse) than anything
      else in the known universe" forum. It was created specifically
      to divert lengthy flame wars from .misc.

   COMP.SYS.NEXT.ANNOUNCE
      Announcements of general interest to the NeXT community (new
      products, FTP submissions, user group meetings, commercial
      announcements etc.)

      This is a moderated newsgroup, meaning that you can't post
      to it directly. Submissions should be e-mailed to
      [email protected]  where the moderator (Scott Anguish)
      will screen them for suitability.

      Messages posted to announce should NOT be posted or crossposted
      to any other comp.sys.next groups.

   COMP.SYS.NEXT.BUGS
      A place to report verifiable bugs in NeXT-supplied software.
      Material e-mailed to [email protected] is not published, so
      this is a place for the net community find out about problems
      when they're discovered. This newsgroup has a very poor
      signal/noise ratio--all too often bozos post stuff here that
      really belongs someplace else. It rarely makes sense to
      crosspost between this and other c.s.n.* newsgroups, but
      individual reports may be germane to certain non-NeXT-specific
      groups as well.

   COMP.SYS.NEXT.HARDWARE
      Discussions about NeXT-label hardware and compatible peripherals,
      and non-NeXT-produced hardware (e.g. Intel) that is compatible
      with  NEXTSTEP. In most cases, questions about Intel hardware
      are better asked in comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware. Questions about
      SCSI devices belong in comp.periphs.scsi. This isn't the place
      to buy or sell used NeXTs--that's what .marketplace is for.

   COMP.SYS.NEXT.MARKETPLACE
      NeXT stuff for sale/wanted. Material posted here must not be
      crossposted to any other c.s.n.* newsgroup, but may be
      crossposted to misc.forsale.computers.workstation or appropriate
      regional newsgroups.

   COMP.SYS.NEXT.MISC
      For stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else. Anything you post
      here by definition doesn't belong anywhere else in c.s.n.*--i.e.
      no crossposting!!!

   COMP.SYS.NEXT.PROGRAMMER
      Questions and discussions of interest to NEXTSTEP programmers.
      This is primarily a forum for advanced technical material.

      Generic UNIX questions belong elsewhere (comp.unix.questions),
      although specific questions about NeXT's implementation or
      porting issues are appropriate here. Note that there are
      several other more "horizontal" newsgroups (comp.lang.objective-c,
      comp.lang.postscript, comp.os.mach, comp.protocols.tcp-ip,
      etc.) that may also be of interest.

   COMP.SYS.NEXT.SOFTWARE
      This is a place to talk about [third party] software products
      that run on NEXTSTEP systems.

   COMP.SYS.NEXT.SYSADMIN
      Stuff relating to NeXT system administration issues; in rare
      cases this will spill over into .programmer or .software.

** RELATED NEWSGROUPS **
 
   COMP.SOFT-SYS.NEXTSTEP
      Like comp.sys.next.software and comp.sys.next.misc combined.
      Exists because NeXT is a software-only company now, and
      comp.soft-sys is for discussion of software systems with scope
      similar to NEXTSTEP.

   COMP.LANG.OBJECTIVE-C
      Technical talk about the Objective-C language. Implemetations
      discussed include NeXT, Gnu, Stepstone, etc.

   COMP.OBJECT
      Technical talk about OOP in general. Lots of C++ discussion,
      but NeXT and Objective-C get quite a bit of attention. At
      times gets almost philosophical about objects, but then again
      OOP allows one to be a programmer/philosopher. (The original
      comp.sys.next no longer exists--do not attempt to post to
      it.)

      Exception to the crossposting restrictions: announcements
      of usenet RFDs or CFVs, when made by the news.announce.newgroups
      moderator, may be simultaneously crossposted to all c.s.n.*
      newsgroups.

Getting the Newsgroups without getting News
===========================================

    Thanks to Michael Ross at antigone.com, the main NEXTSTEP groups
    are now available as a mailing list digest as well.
    
            next-nextstep
            next-advocacy
            next-announce
            next-bugs
            next-hardware
            next-marketplace
            next-misc
            next-programmer
            next-software
            next-sysadmin
            object
            lang-objective-c
    
    (For a full description, send mail to [email protected]).
    
    The subscription syntax is essentially the same as Majordomo's.
    
    To subscribe, send a message to *[email protected] saying:
    
            subscribe
    
    where * is the name of the list
    e.g. [email protected]

Major OpenStep/NEXTSTEP FTP sites
=================================

   ftp://ftp.next.peak.org
       The main site for North American submissions formerly
       ftp.cs.orst.edu
   ftp://ftp.peanuts.org:
       (Peanuts) Located in Germany.  Comprehensive archive site.
       Very well maintained.
   ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/comp/next
       NeGeN/NiNe (NEXTSTEP Gebruikers Nederland/NeXTSTEP in the Netherlands)
   ftp://cube.sm.dsi.unimi.it
       (Italian NEXTSTEP User Group)
   ftp://ftp.nmr.embl-heidelberg.de/pub/next
       eduStep
   ftp://ftp.next.com:
       See below


ftp.next.com and [email protected]
=====================================
[from the document ftp://ftp.next.com/pub/NeXTanswers/1000_Help]

          Welcome to the NeXTanswers information retrieval system!

This system allows you to request online technical documents, drivers, and
other software, which are then sent to you automatically.  You can request
documents by fax or Internet electronic mail, read them on the world-wide
web, transfer them by anonymous ftp, or download them from the BBS.

NeXTanswers is an automated retrieval system.  Requests sent to it are
answered electronically, and are not read or handled by a human being.
NeXTanswers does not answer your questions or forward your requests.


USING NEXTANSWERS BY E-MAIL

To use NeXTanswers by Internet e-mail, send requests to
[email protected]  Files are sent as NeXTmail attachments by
default; you can request they be sent as ASCII text files instead.

To request a file, include that file's ID number in the Subject line or the
body of the message.  You can request several files in a single message.

You can also include commands in the Subject line or the body of the message.
These commands affect the way that files you request are sent:

  ASCII            causes the requested files to be sent as ASCII text
  SPLIT            splits large files into 95KB chunks, using the MIME
                   Message/Partial specification
  REPLY-TO address sets the e-mail address NeXTanswers uses

These commands return information about the NeXTanswers system:

  HELP             returns this help file
  INDEX            returns the list of all available files
  INDEX BY DATE    returns the list of files, sorted newest to oldest
  SEARCH keywords  lists all files that contain all the keywords you list
                   (ignoring capitalization)

For example, a message with the following Subject line requests
three files:

  Subject:  2101 2234 1109

A message with this body requests the same three files be
sent as ASCII text files:

  2101 2234 1109 ascii

This message requests two lists of files, one for each search:

  Subject:

  SEARCH Dell SCSI
  SEARCH NetInfo domain

NeXTanswers will reply to the address in your From: line.  To use a different
address either set your Reply-To: line, or use the NeXTanswers command
REPLY-TO

If you have any problem with the system or suggestions for improvement,
please send mail to [email protected]


USING NEXTANSWERS BY FAX

To use NeXTanswers by fax, call (415) 780-3990 from a touch-tone phone and
follow the instructions.  You'll be asked for your fax number, a number to
identify your fax (like your phone extension or office number), and the ID
numbers of the files you want.  You can also request a list of available
files.  When you finish entering the file numbers, end the call and the
files will be faxed to you.

If you have problems using this fax system, please call Technical Support
at 1-800-848-6398. You cannot use the fax system outside the U.S & Canada.


USING NEXTANSWERS VIA THE WORLD-WIDE WEB

To use NeXTanswers via the Internet World-Wide Web connect to NeXT's web
server at URL http://www.next.com.


USING NEXTANSWERS BY ANONYMOUS FTP

To use NeXTanswers by Internet anonymous FTP, connect to FTP.NEXT.COM
and read the help file pub/NeXTanswers/README.  If you have problems using
this, please send mail to [email protected]


USING NEXTANSWERS BY MODEM

To use NeXTanswers via modem call the NeXTanswers BBS at (415) 780-2965.
Log in as the user "guest", and enter the Files section.  From there you
can download NeXTanswers documents.


FOR MORE HELP...

If you need technical support for NEXTSTEP beyond the information available
from NeXTanswers, call the Support Hotline at 1-800-955-NeXT (outside the U.S.
call +1-415-424-8500) to speak to a NEXTSTEP Technical Support Technician.
If your site has a NeXT support contract, your site's support contact must
make this call to the hotline.  Otherwise, hotline support is on a
pay-per-call basis.


Thanks for using NeXTanswers!


     _________________________________________________________________
                                      
   
Written by:
        Eric P. Scott ( [email protected] ) and
        Scott Anguish ( [email protected] )
        
Additions from:
        Greg Anderson ( [email protected] )
        Michael Pizolato ( [email protected] )
        Dan Grillo ( [email protected] )

Other Links

Other FTP

---General collections---
cs.orst.edu (Oregon State archives)
nova.cc.purdue.edu or sonata.cc.purdue.edu (Purdue archives -- a total mess)
ftp.informatik.uni-muenchen.de (Univ. of Munich -- my personal favorite)
ccrma-ftp.stanford.edu (Stanford -- MusicKit related)

---Other less complete sites---
uhoop.egr.uh.edu (Univ. of Houston Next OO projects)
ftp.cica.indiana.edu
f.ms.uky.edu
mathsource.wri.com (Wolfram's Mathematica site)
pellns.alleg.edu (Allegheny College Next programs)



        NEXTSTEP:       next-ftp.peak.org
                        ftp.peanuts.org
                        nova.cc.purdue.edu
                        sonata.cc.purdue.edu
                        umd5.umd.edu
                        ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de
        
        MIT GNU:        aeneas.mit.edu

        MIT X:          export.lcs.mit.edu

        music:          princeton.edu